16 September 2015 A.D. ENGLISH REFORMATION: The Works of Thomas Cranmer, vol. 1: Writings and Disputations of Thomas Cranmer Relative to the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Works of the Early English Reformers (37 vols.)
The Works of Thomas Cranmer, vol. 1: Writings and Disputations of Thomas Cranmer Relative to the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Author: Thomas Cranmer
Editor: John Edmund Cox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1844
Thomas Cranmer was perhaps the most important theological figure in the reformation of the English Church. His theological fingerprints are found everywhere in the 39 Articles and the Book of Common Prayer. This collection of his works, compiled by the evangelical Parker Society, compiles Cranmer’s contentious writings on the Lord’s Supper—a point of particular conflict between Rome and England. It is representative of the theological undercurrents that drove the English Reformation forward.
Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556) was the archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. During his time as archbishop, Cranmer, along with Thomas Cromwell, championed the translation of the Bible into English. In 1548, plans for a complete liturgy for the English Church began. Cranmer compiled the Book of Common Prayer, which was published in 1549. After Mary I took the throne, Cranmer was tried for treason and heresy. He was imprisoned for two years and martyred in 1556 in Oxford. Cranmer wrote many important articles and letters, which—along with a few biographies on the life and influence of Cranmer—appear in the Thomas Cranmer Collection.